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Temple #8 of the Ohenro 88 temple pilgrimage

Temple eight in the Shikoku Ohenro pilgrimage is also known as the Bear Valley Temple. It is set back into the hillside, but in ancient times the temple was even deeper into the valley. It was Kōbō Daishi who transferred it to its present location and carved its main statue. It is worth mentioning that its Sanmon (two story gate on the way to the Main Hall)  is considered to be one of the finest of all the temples on the pilgrimage. To get there, catch a Tokushima station bound bus from Kamojima station and get off at the Nijonaka bus stop. From there it is about a 50 minute walk.

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